InterNACHI Receives U.S. EPA Approval as Ally Partner with EPA Indoor airPLUS Program
BOULDER, Colo. (June 5, 2012)—After years of working collaboratively with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, is pleased to announce that it has just received privileges to use the U.S. EPA Indoor airPLUS logo within the InterNACHI Home Energy Inspection Tool and related consumer education materials.
InterNACHI is proud to be in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor airPLUS Program. Through this partnership, InterNACHI has committed to promoting indoor airPLUS-qualified homes that provide homeowners with improved air quality. You can find InterNACHI listed on the EPA.gov website as an Ally Partner
Two EPA Logos
InterNACHI has also been approved by the EPA to use within the InterNACHI Home Energy Inspection Report both:
The EPA encourages its approved Partners to use of the Indoor airPLUS certification and promotional marks with the corresponding marks of complementary programs, including its ENERGY STAR for Homes.
Home Energy Inspection Tool
InterNACHI members will have exclusive access to the Home Energy Inspection Tool (www.nachi.org/home-energy-inspection
), which offers a quick way for homeowners to understand how their home's energy performance compares to that of other homes in the same region. The Tool also provides recommendations for energy upgrades, as well as an estimate of how much these improvements can reduce the homeowner's utility bills.
Indoor airPLUS Label
To earn the Indoor airPLUS label, the qualifying home must have 30 home design and construction features that help protect it from moisture and mold, pests, combustion gases, and other airborne pollutants. Before the home officially earns the Indoor airPLUS label, it is inspected by an independent third party to ensure its compliance with the EPA’s rigorous guidelines and specifications.
Energy Remains a Hot Topic
Energy use and its consequences continue to make the news almost daily. Home buyers are increasingly interested in home energy issues. The public has become more concerned with environmental problems and solutions, particularly air pollution and global warming. Many consumers want to know what they can do to save energy and protect the environment, and they believe that products that address energy and environmental concerns are desirable.
Benjamin Gromicko, Director Home Energy Inspection Programs
InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
1750 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301